Keeping one’s pants below the ankles due to arthritis

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Q: My husband has arthritis in his ankles so he needs to keep them warm. In winter he finds just rolling up his socks to cover them is not enough and they cause him pain. Would it be permissible for him to keep his trousers over his ankles to keep them warmer?


A: He should avoid wearing his pants below his ankles as this is against the Sunnah. To keep his ankles warm, he may wear mozas (leather socks) above his socks.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.